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Man charged in wreck that killed two on I-75

MORROW, Ga. (WXIA) -- Clayton County authorities have charged 61-year-old Kenneth Ebel with two counts of second degree vehicular homicide for an accident that killed two people on Monday afternoon. 

According to police, two people were killed while changing a tire on the entrance ramp to I-75 at Jonesboro Road in Clayton County. 

Capt. James Callaway of the Morrow Police Department said a motorist stepped from his vehicle to change a tire and was struck and killed. A second person was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. No names have been released.

Police say the victims are a brother and sister from outside the area.

The driver who hit the victims stopped at the scene and is cooperating with police, Callaway said.

Traffic was allowed to resume its normal flow shortly after 2 p.m.

11 Things You Need to Know for Friday, August 23

(WXIA) -- As the work week wraps up for many, this list provides a guide to some of the top local and national stories happening on Friday. 

1. This is Home tour takes Suwanee

The 11Alive News This is Home morning show tour returned to Gwinnett County this week.

2. MARTA bus crashes on Interstate 285 

A crash involving a MARTA bus took place on the highway shortly after 5:00 near Chamblee Tucker Road.

3. Tractor trailer jumps Interstate 75 median

Just before 10:00 Thursday night, a tractor trailer went through the median wall on I-75 northbound near Mt. Zion Blvd.

Tractor trailer jumps Interstate 75 median wall near Jonesboro

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- All northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Clayton County were reopened at 3:00 Friday morning.

Just before 10:00 Thursday night, a tractor trailer went through the median wall on I-75 northbound near Mt. Zion Blvd. 

Officer Charlene Watson-Fraser of the Clayton County Police Department said that vehicle collided with another tractor trailer traveling in the opposite direction - northbound on the highway. 

One of the tractors trailers caught fire. All lanes were shut down following the collision.

During the accident, one of the tractor trailers hit a motorcycle. The driver of the bike was taken to the hospital. His condition was not released. 

No injuries were reported. 

Weekend construction projects include I-285, Downtown Connector

Weekend construction projects include I-285, Downtown Connector

ATLANTA -- The weekend is almost here -- and in Atlanta, weekends mean construction projects and lots of traffic.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said crews will work on a number of projects this weekend, as the weather is supposed to be nice.

Expect triple lane closures on Interstate 285 in both directions between Roswell Road and Riverside Drive in Sandy Springs as workers maintain the bridge over Long Island Drive. Drivers in the area will probably experience very heavy delays.

Flyover bridge construction will require lane closures on Sidney Marcus Boulevard in both directions; crews will be working on the new interchange of I-85 and Ga. 400.

One lane of the entrance ramp to northbound I-85 from Buford Highway will be closed as well.

The HOV lanes of the Downtown Connector between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Northside Drive will be closed every night this weekend from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. as crews work to put up overhead signs.

I-285 roadwork cancelled this weekend, other projects to continue

I-285 roadwork cancelled this weekend, other projects to continue

ATLANTA -- Drivers on Interstate 285 will get a break from one of the city's biggest road projects this weekend.

Scheduled construction on I-285 between Riverside Drive and Roswell Road has been cancelled due to predictions of rain.

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Other projects have not yet been cancelled. Three lanes of northbound I-85 between Armour Drive and Ga. 400 will be closed as crews continue a major interchange project. Drivers should avoid the area if possible.

Drain cleaning, shoulder sweeping and sign upgrades are also scheduled for several areas of I-285, I-75 and I-20. These projects will involve single lane closures.

Don't forget to slow down and exercise caution if driving past a work crew.

High School Classics in the Preseason

ATLANTA -- Diehard fans of high school football in the Peach State have marked their calendars each season for those matchups between longtime rivals.  Conference realignment and classification changes have moved some of your favorites to the preseason and some of them are coming up this weekend.

Friday will find a number of matchups that would be regular season or post season classics.  Gainesville will host Grayson, while Lovejoy travels to Peachtree Ridge and Stephenson plays at North Gwinnett.

In a truly rare event, Berkmar will play at Buford.  This is rare because Gwinnett County teams never play Buford.  Who wants to look bad against a team from a lower classification?  Plus, after getting a look at Buford's complex parents will come home and start packing to move into the Buford school district.  I'm just keeping it real.

Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill found not guilty on all charges

JONESBORO, Ga. -- The jury in the Victor Hill corruption trial has found the Clayton County Sheriff NOT GUILTY on all counts.

LIVE NOW | Press Conference on Victor Hill verdict

Thursday afternoon, just after 5p.m., the jury reached a decision on 25 of the 27 counts.  The jury found him not guilty of racketeering, theft by taking and making false statements.  The jury was hung on one count each of theft by taking and making false statements.

There were hugs and cheers from the defense as the verdict was read.

The two counts the jury could not come to a decision on were dismissed.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Wednesday, the jury in the racketeering trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill began to deliberate his fate.

After about two hours, they went home for the night.